The Monarch Monitoring Project is a long-term study on monarch migration through Cape May, NJ. It is a part of the New Jersey Audubon Research Department, and closely affiliated with the Cape May Bird Observatory.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Week 4 ! We Want More! Monarchs!!

Week Four  brings us hope on the wings of Monarchs! Numbers keep climbing this week with 14.88dpph!
This weekend weather forecast is showing a drop in temperature and some west, northwest winds coming, so fingers and toes crossed for a great monarch migration-FINALLY!

Dick Walton invites visitors to
"experience the magic of monarchs.
Our Monarch Tagging Demos have been going great! It's so fun to see all of you there and eager to learn about monarchs!!!  At the demos you can learn about who we are, what we do with monarchs, monarch biology, monarch migrations AND see how monarchs are tagged!  This weekend Tori talked more about monarch parasites! She is our current expert on a certain parasitoid called "O.E", which was the topic of her undergraduate research.  Dick Walton, our MMP founder, has been in town and introducing our demos with an invitation to "experience the magic of monarchs".  So make sure you come visit us here on Cape May, and get a chance to have your own magic monarch experience!

Tori talks about what we do
for the Monarch Monitoring Project.

MMP Volunteer Patsy shows how
to tag a monarch to eager onlookers.
You can peruse Monarch Materials,
purchase magnets and ADOPT a monarch!
A tagged monarch! Fly to Mexico!

That's all for now! Keep your eyes on the skies and experience the magic of Monarchs!

2011 MMP Technician

1 comment:

  1. This information is provided by Bob Szuszkowski. Hopefully I've fixed our issue with posting comments. If not, please email us at

    Post from Bob:
    Looks like more Monarchs might be arriving in Cape May just in time for the weekend. Tom Fiore in Manhattan posted this message on the Monarch Watch list-serve this morning. Also here is the link to sign up for the Monarch Watch list-serve. Dozens of times a day folks report from all over the country on Monarch migration movements as well as other Monarch related information. Just follow the instructions on the webpage to sign up for it and the messages will all appear in your e-mail inbox throughout the day as people post. Also here is the link to the Monarch Watch Data Sheet. The 1st page shows where on the Monarch and which side to tag. I guess they must cater to right handed taggers. (sorry lefties)